The table below looks at the statistics for Drools skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Drools over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Drools
Rank 581 603 590
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -13
Contract jobs citing Drools 67 57 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.098% 0.079%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.41% 0.35% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 32 24
Median daily rate £379 £430 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.91% +3.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £375 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £525 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £58.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £58.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
16430 16404 15521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.75% 28.23% 27.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11396 11302 10100
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 302 174
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £17.20 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

Drools
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Drools as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Drools Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Drools
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Drools within the UK.

Drools Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Drools
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Drools within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

Drools Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Drools
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Drools within the UK.

Drools Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Drools
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Drools within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +32 41 £400 -11.05% 4
London +11 36 £400 -23.80%
Scotland +20 26 £340 -16.04% 4
Edinburgh +28 19 £340 -20.00%
Glasgow +4 6 £400 +4.57% 2
West Midlands - 3 £375 -
South East +14 2 £538 - 3
Surrey +2 2 £538 -
Bromley - 2 - -
Telford - 2 - -
Camberley - 2 £538 -
Shropshire - 2 - -
Highlands - 1 £500 -
Birmingham - 1 £375 -
Inverness - 1 £500 -

Drools
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Drools also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Drools.

1 107 (90.68%) Java
2 81 (68.64%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (58.47%) Maven
4 58 (49.15%) JBoss
5 56 (47.46%) Spring
6 53 (44.92%) Web Services
7 48 (40.68%) Eclipse
8 45 (38.14%) SOA
8 45 (38.14%) XML
9 44 (37.29%) Hibernate
9 44 (37.29%) jBPM
10 40 (33.90%) Scrum
10 40 (33.90%) SOAP
10 40 (33.90%) Oracle
11 38 (32.20%) Open Source
12 37 (31.36%) HTML
12 37 (31.36%) JMS
12 37 (31.36%) TDD
13 36 (30.51%) Java EE
13 36 (30.51%) Continuous Integration
14 35 (29.66%) JUnit
15 34 (28.81%) XSLT
16 32 (27.12%) Finance
17 31 (26.27%) SQL
17 31 (26.27%) JPA
17 31 (26.27%) JSF
18 28 (23.73%) RichFaces
19 27 (22.88%) BPMN
20 26 (22.03%) Subversion
20 26 (22.03%) Linux

Drools
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 58 (49.15%) JBoss
2 26 (22.03%) Tomcat
3 16 (13.56%) Apache Solr
4 12 (10.17%) Apache
5 8 (6.78%) Oracle Workflow
6 7 (5.93%) Confluence
6 7 (5.93%) Mule
7 6 (5.08%) Apache Spark
8 5 (4.24%) Mule ESB
9 3 (2.54%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.69%) Apache Pig
10 2 (1.69%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (1.69%) PegaRULES
10 2 (1.69%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.85%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (0.85%) Jetty
11 1 (0.85%) nginx
11 1 (0.85%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.85%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 23 (19.49%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (2.54%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.69%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.85%) GitHub
2 1 (0.85%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.69%) FTP
2 1 (0.85%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.25%) MySQL
1 18 (15.25%) Oracle Database
2 13 (11.02%) Relational Database
3 9 (7.63%) NoSQL
4 8 (6.78%) MarkLogic
4 8 (6.78%) SQL Server
5 6 (5.08%) MongoDB
5 6 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (3.39%) Big Data
7 3 (2.54%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.69%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.69%) HBase
8 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.69%) Pentaho
8 2 (1.69%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.85%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (0.85%) JasperReports
9 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 69 (58.47%) Maven
2 48 (40.68%) Eclipse
3 35 (29.66%) JUnit
4 26 (22.03%) Subversion
5 20 (16.95%) Cucumber
5 20 (16.95%) JIRA
6 19 (16.10%) Git (software)
7 16 (13.56%) SoapUI
8 14 (11.86%) Jenkins
9 12 (10.17%) JMeter
9 12 (10.17%) Selenium
10 11 (9.32%) WebDriver
11 8 (6.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (3.39%) FitNesse
13 3 (2.54%) ANTLR
14 2 (1.69%) Hudson
14 2 (1.69%) JBehave
15 1 (0.85%) JProfiler
15 1 (0.85%) Mockito
15 1 (0.85%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 32 (27.12%) Finance
2 19 (16.10%) Banking
3 5 (4.24%) Automotive
3 5 (4.24%) Publishing
4 4 (3.39%) Front Office
4 4 (3.39%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Advertising
5 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 95 (80.51%) Developer
2 77 (65.25%) Java Developer
3 27 (22.88%) Senior Developer
4 22 (18.64%) Senior Java Developer
5 10 (8.47%) Lead Developer
6 8 (6.78%) Developer in Test
6 8 (6.78%) Software Developer
6 8 (6.78%) Tester
7 7 (5.93%) Lead Java Developer
8 6 (5.08%) Integration Developer
8 6 (5.08%) Senior Software Developer
9 5 (4.24%) Architect
9 5 (4.24%) Non-Functional Tester
9 5 (4.24%) Performance Tester
9 5 (4.24%) Security Tester
9 5 (4.24%) XML Developer
10 4 (3.39%) Test Manager
11 3 (2.54%) Java Architect
11 3 (2.54%) Test Automation Engineer
11 3 (2.54%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (47.46%) Spring
2 53 (44.92%) Web Services
3 45 (38.14%) XML
4 44 (37.29%) Hibernate
4 44 (37.29%) jBPM
5 40 (33.90%) SOAP
6 37 (31.36%) HTML
6 37 (31.36%) JMS
7 36 (30.51%) Java EE
8 34 (28.81%) XSLT
9 31 (26.27%) JPA
9 31 (26.27%) JSF
10 28 (23.73%) RichFaces
11 24 (20.34%) J2EE
11 24 (20.34%) RESTful
12 22 (18.64%) AngularJS
13 21 (17.80%) REST
14 20 (16.95%) XSD
15 11 (9.32%) HTML5
16 9 (7.63%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.47%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (5.93%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.39%) User Experience
4 3 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.69%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.85%) Clustering
6 1 (0.85%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.85%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 26 (22.03%) Linux
2 12 (10.17%) Windows
3 7 (5.93%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (68.64%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (38.14%) SOA
3 40 (33.90%) Scrum
4 38 (32.20%) Open Source
5 37 (31.36%) TDD
6 36 (30.51%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (22.88%) BPMN
8 26 (22.03%) Open Source Development
9 24 (20.34%) Mentoring
10 21 (17.80%) Coaching
11 15 (12.71%) OO
12 14 (11.86%) BDD
12 14 (11.86%) OOD
13 13 (11.02%) Workflow
14 12 (10.17%) SDLC
14 12 (10.17%) Test Automation
14 12 (10.17%) User Stories
15 9 (7.63%) Identity Access Management
16 8 (6.78%) System Integration Testing
16 8 (6.78%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 107 (90.68%) Java
2 31 (26.27%) SQL
3 12 (10.17%) PL/SQL
4 9 (7.63%) JavaScript
5 8 (6.78%) Python
6 7 (5.93%) XQuery
7 5 (4.24%) Shell Script
7 5 (4.24%) XPath
8 4 (3.39%) R
8 4 (3.39%) Scala
9 3 (2.54%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.69%) AspectJ
10 2 (1.69%) Lua
11 1 (0.85%) PHP
11 1 (0.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (5.93%) Degree
2 4 (3.39%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.54%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.32%) SDET
2 6 (5.08%) QA
3 3 (2.54%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.54%) ISO20022
System Software
1 2 (1.69%) HDFS
2 1 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (0.85%) Ansible
1 1 (0.85%) CloudHub
1 1 (0.85%) Nagios
1 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 40 (33.90%) Oracle
2 15 (12.71%) Red Hat
3 14 (11.86%) hybris
4 8 (6.78%) Atlassian
5 7 (5.93%) MuleSoft
6 6 (5.08%) Cloudera
7 4 (3.39%) IBM
7 4 (3.39%) TIBCO
8 3 (2.54%) ILOG
8 3 (2.54%) Microsoft
9 2 (1.69%) Informatica
9 2 (1.69%) Pega
10 1 (0.85%) Google
10 1 (0.85%) Splunk
10 1 (0.85%) Sybase
10 1 (0.85%) Talend
10 1 (0.85%) WSO2